Catholic church has new pope; white smoke rises

Last updated: March 13, 2013 - 3:24pm


This April 4, 2005 file photo shows Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrating a Mass in honor of Pope John Paul II at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope. He is the first pontiff from Americas. Bergoglio has chosen the name...

Last Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:54pm

BUCKHORN — The Sears store in the Columbia Mall will close early next year, according to a company spokesman.

The store’s 57 employees were given letters Wednesday, notifying them...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: October 16, 2014 - 1:47pm

BERWICK — A woman was taken to the hospital by an ambulance after her car was struck by a pickup truck Thursday.

Police said Fern T. Lyons, of 1221 Freas Ave., Berwick, was headed...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: October 15, 2014 - 4:22pm

BLOOMSBURG — A local teen who donned a KKK outfit and yelled the N-word at a black woman on Main Street said the racial act "sounded like a good idea at the time."

“I’m not racist...

READ MORE »